Fans of Best Art Ever (This Week) who'll be joining us in San Diego for Comic-Con International will want to take note of the third annual original artwork auction co-presented by the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund and retailer Things From Another World. Held on Saturday, July 23, this will be thir
As reported last week, comics owned by cartoonist Tom Neely and Sparkplug publisher Dylan Williams were confiscated by authorities at the Canadian border as potentially obscene material while they traveled together to the Toronto Comics Art Festival (TCAF). We spoke with Neely and CBLDF Executive Director Charles Brownstein and combed through Canadian customs documentation to get the details on how this happe
Agents of the Canadian Border Services confiscated last weekend a number of independently produced comic books en route to the Toronto Comic Arts Festival. Copies of the graphic novella Young Lions by Blaise Larmee and an anthology called Black Eye 1: Graphic Transmissions to Cause Ocular Hypertension were seized from artist Tom Neely and small press publisher Dylan Williams at the border in Buffalo, New York, and if Canada's Prohibited Importations Unit deems the material obscene, the comics will be destroyed.Published by Rotland Press as part of a crowd-sourced Kickstarer fundraising project, Black Eye is an
Now available digitally for the first time is 100 Words, a unique collaboration between comic book superstars Neil Gaiman and Jim Lee. Originally created in 2010 for the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund's Liberty Comics anthology, 100 Words is a poem about death written by Gaiman with pencil-and-whiteout illustrations by Lee. The piece can be purchased for $0.99 in the DC Comics app from comiXology, w
Created by Warren Ellis and Darick Robertson, Transmetropolitan took a vivid look into a possible (maybe likely?) future where excess and depravity and technology and convenience converged with paradoxically beautiful and wretched results for humanity and politics, as seen through the eyes of outlaw journalist Spider Jerusalem. The Vertigo series was one of the most idiosyncratic comics on the shelves, and the aestheti
The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund has been on the move of late with a heavy presence at this past weekend's C2E2 in Chicago and other shows, along with expanding its staff. Now, to reflect its growth, the CBLDF has launched a new Web site with a new logo.
CBLDF Executive Director Charles Brownstein summe
ComicsAlliance's Chris Murphy reviews the biggest -- and best -- comic books hitting the shelves this week.
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Since the rise of the American comics industry in the 1930s, there has been a long and proud tradition of respecting the right to free speech.
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